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Mass Ignorance in the Age of Information
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Mass Ignorance in the Age of Information
December 3, 2020

It is shameful that the people of 1918 were far more responsible in dealing with a pandemic – with their relatively limited information resources – than people are today with a wealth of information gadgetry at their disposal.

How WWI Soldiers’ Bodies Were Controlled, Transformed and Abused to Secure Victory
November 10, 2020

Take Private Silver, a pre-WWI recruit whose diary opens with his delight at his shiny red uniform. Bitter at having to exchange it for khaki in 1914, Silver turned his displeasure to the deplorable state of the food.

How WWI Soldiers’ Bodies Were Controlled, Transformed and Abused to Secure Victory
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The Chaotic Government Response to COVID-19 Resembles the Failures of 1914
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The Chaotic Government Response to COVID-19 Resembles the Failures of 1914
April 7, 2020

The First World War exposed most governments in Europe and beyond as bunglers who could not cope with a real crisis. The pandemic is likely to provoke a similar political earthquake that governments, which carelessly use the rhetoric of war to their own advantage, will be lucky to survive.

How Generals Fueled 1918 Flu Pandemic to Win Their World War
April 4, 2020

In a time of socio-political upheaval, and vanishing tolerance for the continuation of endless war, it could be a harbinger of accelerated unraveling of political tolerance for the war state’s overweening power. 

How Generals Fueled 1918 Flu Pandemic to Win Their World War
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Beware of the Scheming Trotskyists
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Beware of the Scheming Trotskyists
January 25, 2020

Trotskyists are performing the same factionalized politics today that pervaded the 1930s and gave rise to Adolf Hitler in Germany, Benito Mussolini in Italy, and Francisco Franco in Spain, Wayne Madsen writes.

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War was Won
October 19, 2019

Following the Damascus-Kurdish alliance, Syria may become the biggest defeat for the Central Intelligence Agency since Vietnam, says Pepe Escobar.

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War was Won
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Echoes of WWI – James Corbett Interview at Open Mind Conference
Echoes of WWI – James Corbett Interview at Open Mind Conference
October 12, 2019

During the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017, the organizers recorded an interview with James Corbett about his presentation, Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next “Great” War.

The End of Modern Diplomacy
September 11, 2019

Aristotle defined a tyrant as someone who rules solely for his own benefit and pleasure. The world has seen the steady rise of such tyrants over the past few decades.

The End of Modern Diplomacy
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